Last modified on 13 June 2014, at 13:51
Character  に 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER NI
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+306B

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization ni)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ni), whose equivalent in katakana is (ni). It is the twenty-second syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (NA-gyō, I-dan; “row NA, section I”).

Related termsEdit

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ParticleEdit

(romaji ni)

  1. particle for indirect objects; to
    • 返せ。
      おれかえせ。
      Ore ni kaese.
      Give it back to me.
  2. particle for location; in
  3. particle for direction; toward
    • 銀行行った。
      ぎんこういった。
      Ginkō ni itta.
      [I] went to the bank.
    • 学校行く。
      がっこういく。
      Gakkō ni iku.
      I'm going to school.
  4. particle indicating a passive agent; by
    • さされた。
      さされた。
      Ka ni sasareta.
      I was bitten by a mosquito.
  5. particle indicating purpose/intent; for; to
    • 映画を見行く。
      えいがをみいく。
      Eiga o mi ni iku.
      I'm going to see a movie.

SynonymsEdit

  • (e): to; toward
    In the sense indicating destination, the particles へ (e) and に (ni) are often interchangeable, though there is a slight difference of connotation or emphasis. へ (e) emphasizes the journey to the destination, while に (ni) emphasizes the arrival or entering it. The distinction is not quite the same as between English to and into; に (ni) is usually best translated as to because に (ni), unlike English into, can refer to the journey in addition to the arrival or entering the destination.

NounEdit

(romaji ni)

  1. : two

Kanji readingEdit

(romaji ni)

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